After starting off her first two years of college at the University of Michigan, Noor moved to the West Coast and went on to Cal Poly Pomona, where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in teaching English as a second language. There, she absorbed as many linguistics classes as possible, and to this day refers to herself as a total linguistics geek. After graduating, Noor went to work at The Princeton Review with their 54 international offices, guiding students, teachers and the local staffing teams through test preparation and American university admissions decisions. Afterwards, she moved over to the University of California, Irvine to help with UCI’s international programs. There, she enjoyed mentoring her team of student assistants.
When she’s not counseling students, Noor can be found spending time with her enormous family, baking oatmeal cookies, and watching her beloved Detroit Lions lose yet another game in the 4th quarter.
Education & Experience
- Worked in International Programs Division at UC Irvine
- Worked in international test prep at The Princeton Review
- B.A. in Spanish, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
What are people saying about Collegewise?
As I clicked “submit” on my last of 12 applications, I did so with pride, knowing that each application was authentically me. Sure, without Collegewise I would have completed applications, but with Collegewise (and specifically Noor), I am enrolled in a school that is highly acclaimed and a perfect fit.
University of Southern California
Noor’s calm demeanor, thoughtful questions, and sound guidance put my daughter’s mind at ease and got her back on track to completing 12 applications. Noor mapped out an aggressive but doable plan, provided constructive feedback and worked with Maddy to craft some extraordinary essays. I am a huge fan!
Boe Boezinger, Parent of Madison Boezinger
USC Marshall School of Business
Using Collegewise was one of the smartest decisions we have made regarding our son’s academic future. Collegewise gave him a wider perspective on colleges and the choices he would need to make about his future. We will continue to share our fabulous Collegewise experience with friends and family!
Connie Smith, Parent of Grant Smith
University of San Francisco
Going to my meetings at Collegewise never felt like a chore, but more as something to look forward to! Everyone in the office is so friendly, willing to help, and made for such great motivators and supporters when it came time to fill in apps and write essays. 10/10!
By having Collegewise handle my daughter’s college application process, I felt well informed and well prepared. Collegewise did such a terrific job in vetting schools and making good fits that my daughter received generous scholarship offers and had to choose from multiple schools!
Susan Hall, Parent of Cooper Hall
Collegewise opened my eyes to new colleges that I would never have thought about applying to. Because of that, I’m attending a university that I love. With Collegewise, my high school experience was way less stressful, as they gave me guidance not only in the college sector, but also my current studies in high school.